JAMAICA-CRIME – Police searching for boyfriend of woman who was beheaded

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb. 16  – The police are searching for the boyfriend of a woman who was beheaded in Kingston early Sunday morning.

The woman, Karen Renford, 24 was killed a few metres from her house off Mountain View Avenue, in the Corporate Area.

The police report that neighbours heard screams coming from the house, shared by the couple, and when they went to investigate Renford’s headless body was found outside.

The father of four of her children has not been seen since the incident, and the police are now searching for him.

The police are also searching for two groups of gunmen believed to be responsible for Friday’s murder of a man and a 17-month-old baby in the Corporate Area as well as a retaliatory shooting which left two persons seriously injured

According to police reports   in the first incident, which occurred shortly after 10pm on Friday, a group of residents was having a Valentine’s Day party when heavily armed gunmen invaded the party.

The men opened gunfire at the group, killing a man and the 17-month-old child.

The police say moments later, the men went to another street in the area where they kicked open a door to a house where a woman lived with her two-month-old baby.

The gunmen allegedly shot the father and the mother. The baby who apparently was also their target, escaped uninjured.